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sister, sister

I didn’t grow up with sisters. I have one younger brother, and spent my childhood bossing him around, convincing him to play Barbies. I always wondered what it’d be like to have a sister. Could I borrow clothes from her? … Continue reading

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35 things to do this summer

Summer is the best season. There, I said it. Fall has its merits, but summer is where it’s at. I get all nostalgic when I think about family lake trips and dripping ice cream cones and late-night drive-in movies. I … Continue reading

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steady as she goes.

I have about 11 months to check 25 bullets off my to-do list before I celebrate my 25th birthday. I’ve had the honor of being part of some beautiful stories in my 24 years, but I don’t want to dwell … Continue reading

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Frank Sinatra takes me back.

I heard a Frank Sinatra Christmas song today (I know—but it was SNOWING) and I was instantly transported to my twelfth birthday party. I was taken back to the day when, glitter-gold Gelly Roll pen in hand, I scrawled ‘Dress … Continue reading

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